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townish

[ tou-nish ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to qualities or features typical of or befitting a town or city.
  2. (of a person) characterized by the attitudes, opinions, manners, etc., of town or city living.


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Other Words From

  • townish·ly adverb
  • townish·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of townish1

First recorded in 1375–1425, townish is from the late Middle English word townysche. See town, -ish 1

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Example Sentences

But, apart from these costly buildings, all was country-townish.

It was a townish place, with a great larder set out; the house throughout dirty.

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